Banana Cake is moist with fresh banana and is made even more special with the addition of pecans and cream cheese frosting.
By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime
Banana Cake is my recipe of the day with Christmas Sweets Week. Throughout the week I will be sharing several dessert recipes.
Today I have banana cake for you. Wednesday I will be sharing my recipe for papaya halwa. And Friday ends with my sweet treat recipe of Butterfinger potato chip cookies.
I have some other recipes I will be sharing as well: Bread Bakers on Tuesday with Pumpkin Spice Pull Apart loaf. It’s a mini version of monkey bread. Thursday has two recipes- Improv Cooking Challenge with Mandarin Chocolate Chip cookies. Then we get adventurous and sample Hungarian cuisine with Langallo, a type of Hungarian pizza.
Be sure to join me each day.
This banana cake I have done as a triple layer with a cream cheese frosting spread between the layers and also on top. In addition to the pecans inside, there is also a generous sprinkle on top for decor.
Both traditional and festive, it is something that can be perfect for the holidays as well as an everyday dessert. I know banana desserts are among the favorites in my family.
Welcome to #ChristmasSweetsWeek 2020! Co-hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures! What better way to celebrate the holidays than with food and fun? 21 bloggers from around the country have come together to share some of their favorite sweet Christmas recipes!! Deck the halls and get ready for very merry sweet treats, like fudge, cookies, Christmas morning breakfasts, layer cakes, cocoa, and more! Follow along on social media with our #ChristmasSweetsWeek hashtag. Happy Holidays!
Enjoy these #ChristmasSweetsWeek recipes from our bloggers:
Homemade Dark Hot Chocolate Mix by Bear & Bug Eats
Breakfast and Baked Goods Recipes
Cherry Croissant Breakfast Bake by Making Miracles
Classic Cinnamon Rolls by The Nifty Foodie
Cranberry Eggnog French Toast Bake by The Redhead Baker
Spiced Pear Quick Bread by Simply Inspired Meals
Star Bread by House of Nash Eats
Candy and Fudge Recipes
3 Ingredient Old Fashioned Potato Candy by Blogghetti
Bourbon Caramels with Chocolate and Vanilla by Christmas Tree Lane
Chocolate Peppermint Graham Crackers by Kathryn’s Kitchen Blog
Spiced Sugared Pecans by Love & Confections
Pastry and Dessert Recipes
Banana Cake by Palatable Pastime (You are Here!)
Blue Curaco Velvet Cake by Magical Ingredients
Cranberry Orange Sugar Cookie Bars by Sweet Beginnings
Egg Nog Ice Cream by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Hazelnut & Raspberry Balsamic Brownie Cookies by The Spiffy Cookie
Hot Chocolate Sweet Rolls by Kate’s Recipe Box
Lemon Ricotta Cookies by A Little Fish in the Kitchen Lemon
Peanut Butter Cut Outs by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Pecan Crusted Pecan Pie by The Mandatory Mooch
Peppermint Dipped Chocolate Chip Cookies by An Affair from the Heart
Pioneer Woman’s Nantucket Cranberry Pecan Pie by For the Love of Food
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- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3 large eggs beaten
- 1 cup cooled melted butter
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup applesauce
- 2 cups chopped pecans divided
- 2 cups chopped bananas
Cream Cheese Frosting:
- 4 ounces unsalted butter at room temperature
- 4 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 cups sifted confectioners sugar
- 1-2 teaspoons milk if needed
- Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; add eggs and melted butter, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened. (Do not beat.) Stir in vanilla, applesauce, half the pecans, and bananas.
- Pour batter into three greased and floured 9-inch round cakepans.
- Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes; remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.
- Prepare cream cheese frosting by mixing ingredients in a mixer fitted with a wire whip until smooth, adding a little milk only if the frosting is too thick to pipe.
- Spread Cream Cheese Frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake; sprinkle remaining 1 cup chopped pecans on top. Store in refrigerator.
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